As the leaves on the trees change color, apparently so does my green juice.
I am not big into the juice cleanse craze, and think that maintaining a lifestyle of eating whole unprocessed foods on a daily basis is a much preferable way to keep your body running smoothly. That being said, pumping the body full of nutrients with a freshly pressed vegetable-based juice to supplement an already healthful diet doesn't seem to have any downsides!
I steer clear of most sugar, so I warn that this recipe might be better suited to the advanced vegetable juice drinker! Most days I find that the beets add plenty of sweetness, but when I'm craving something sweeter I'll add an apple to the mix. Fruits are full of important vitamins, but they're also full of sugar, and the fiber in a whole piece of fruit is important in regulating blood sugar levels. So when I do add fruit to my juices, moderation is key or else I'm bouncing off the walls and crashing down shortly thereafter.
AUTUMN (GREEN) JUICE
- 6 large lacinato kale leaves
- 1/3 large cucumber
- 2 handfuls fennel fronds and stalks (or 1/2 fennel bulb)
- 2 red beets
- 1/2 Meyer lemon
- a large knob of ginger
- 1 apple (optional)
Push the ingredients into the tube of an electric juicer.